Scranton Seahorse Inn

Don’t Miss Philadelphia

Philadelphia is just 4 hours from Madison, Connecticut and should definitely be on your itinerary if you’re touring the east coast.  Our guest writer Dylan has included this highlights of this great city in his 3rd and final piece on cities to visit when traveling in this area.   A 4 hour drive makes Philly too long to make it a day trip but using Madison and the Scranton Seahorse Inn as your home base is easy.  We always offer to let you check out for a day or two and store your luggage with us.  Coming back to relax on our beach and  reminisce is a good way to round out your trip.  

Part 3 of 3

Philadelphia, PA

The Southern-most city on our quick road trip guide, Philadelphia also has plenty of things to see and do. Known as the “Home of Rocky Marciano” and “Where the Signing of the Declaration of Independence took place”, this is one city that you do not want to miss if you have four hours to spare from Madison.

City of Brotherly LoveOne of the aspects that Philadelphia is known for is its influence in the arts. Therefore, you must come explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you will find everything from sculptures, portraits, and landscape paintings. However, before you come explore this amazing museum, do not forget to take a selfie in front of the Rocky sculpture. The sculpture is located at the bottom of the stairs to the art museum.

Similar to Boston and New York, Philadelphia has its own historical influence too. One of the must sees in the city is to visit Independence Hall. It is important to note that entrance to the hall is by ticket only. It is important to get your tickets early.

You may be hungry after all that walking around in the city. You also may hear to either go to Pat’s or Geno’s Steaks. However, if you want to go where the locals go, then head on over to Jim’s Steaks. This family-owned restaurant has been a local favorite since 1939 when it first opened its first location in West Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is also home to some of the top schools in the country. Some of the universities in the area are Pennsylvania, Drexel, and Temple , which are all near to each other.

Like Boston and New York, Philadelphia also has their sports crowd too. The city is home to the Eagles(football), Flyers(Hockey), 76ers(basketball), and Phillies(baseball).

Given the central location of Madison, Connecticut, it is fairly easy to take a quick car ride to Boston, New York, or Philadelphia. Each city has its own flavor and its own activities to see and do. Go out and explore. Have fun.

Don’t forget to read the first 2 parts of this series – Boston & New York City.

Winter Wednesdays Are Free

This winter when you book a Monday and Tuesday night stay your Wednesday night is on us.

Winter is madisonclockgreat season to be here on the Connecticut Shoreline and in Madison.  And I promise  you won’t run out of things to do. Are you looking for quiet down time with a book, a movie, or maybe a spa treatment or two?  Are you like me and love walking the almost empty beaches and trails in winter? Winter concerts? Gallery events?  Wine dinners? We have all those too.

If you’re not sure what to do I’ve got the inside scoop on things to see and do & places to eat and I’m happy to help build your 3-day-getaway itinerary.   Don’t forget, your Wednesday night is free!

Call me today at 203.245.0550 and let’s book your winter escape!

“…An Unforgettable Overnight Stay”

Owner & Innkeeper, Michael Hafford We sure loved hearing that The Scranton Seahorse Inn was included in this story about unforgettable places to stay in Connecticut.   If you’re considering a vacation in Connecticut this list might help determine path.   We hope you include us & Madison in your Connecticut summer vacation 2016!

Click here to read the story written by Taylor Ellis for Onlyinyourstate.com

See you at the inn!

Welcome June!

June!Am I the only one that looks forward to welcoming THIS month more than the rest?   June starts that phase of “ahhhhh” we all look forward to and take advantage of.   Whether it’s lying down on a beach blanket, riding a bicycle, walking through the woods or eating a grilled hot dog, it seems most of us figure out how to turn it down a notch & appreciate simplicity.    Why do we wait so long!?   In this day and age, some of us need to write it on the calendar or tell Siri to remind us to relax today.  Whatever the reason and whatever it is that helps you relax, please take some time and do it.

Keep checking back with us for specials throughout the summer.

See you at the inn!

Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Connecticut

25 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Connecticut

Here’s a great little story with some tips on great romantic getaways in Connecticut – and WE are in it!  Always a thrill for me to read about the Scranton Seahorse in these publications.   It’s a great list and I’ll admit that we are keeping some pretty good company.   Hopefully you’ll be able to add a few of these, including us, to your summer get away plans.

See you at the inn!

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Thursdays are Free in April

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Book a Wednesday night stay in April and stay over on Thursday…for free.  Nada.  Nunca.  Zilch.  Zero.  Zip.   That should get you over hump day real quick!   Pick out your favorite room here and then call us at 203.245.0550 to make your reservation.

This special is So good and is for April 2106 only and cannot be combined with other discounts, specials or giveaways.

Just another reason to make a trip down to the Connecticut Shoreline.

 

Anything Goes!

Cole Porter Anything GoesCalling all Cole Porter fans.    Anything Goes opens on April 8th and plays through mid June.   The venue is just 20 minutes from our front door at the spectacular  Goodspeed Opera House located right on the Connecticut River.     Click here to be taken to the ticket office to pick your dates and seats.

“In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,
Anything goes!

=Cole Porter

Call the inn at 203.245.0550 if you need help purchasing tickets or planning a trip that includes a show at legendary Goodspeeed Opera House.

A Last Minute September Special

Faulkner's IslandSeptember is a great time to be on and near the beach in Connecticut.   The weather in CT is spectacular with its’ warm days and cool nights.   I could sit on the beach all day to watch the sunrise and the sunset.  For the most part vacationers have gone back home and gone back to school leaving wide open spaces on otherwise crowded beaches.

We have a 3 night special at the Scranton Seahorse Inn throughout September that is hard to pass up.   For just $399 you get your choice of (available) guest rooms which includes a full breakfast each day.   We also have a supply of beach chairs and towels for you to borrow while you are here.   Don’t forget bike rentals are available from the inn until the end of October for just $10 a day.  The Madison Bike Share has been a great success this season and has benefited Vista Vocational along the way.

So if you’re not willing to let go of summer now is the time to make a reservation at the Scranton Seahorse Inn!  Call us for availability today.  Sorry, last minute specials cannot be used on existing reservations and do not include our two deluxe rooms.

 

 

Last Minute Special – Save $50!

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Everyone needs to getaway sometime and The Scranton Seahorse Inn is here to help you make that happen.   Celebrate the end of June and the start of July with us here in Madison on the Connecticut Shoreline.   When you book Tuesday June 30th and Wednesday July 1st we’ll take $25 off each night.   This offer is good for these two nights only and you must book both nights for the discount.    A delicious hot breakfast is always included.

Get here before the July 4th crowds and enjoy some beach time.   Remember we have beach passes for free parking, towels, & chairs so pack lightly.    Bike rentals are available for just $10 a day.

See you at the inn!

Last Minute June Special – Free Night

side-historyLooking for a last minute special for your June weekend?   We have a great one starting Sunday June 14th.    Book any room on Sunday and Monday and Tuesday is free.   Spend 3 nights in Madison and on the Connecticut Shoreline for less than $400.  We’ll call it our Flag Day Special.    Call the Scranton Seahorse Inn today at 203.245.0550 to book your room while they last.  Offer is valid June 14-16th only.

See you at the inn!